When Jade 'clashes' (read: is on the receiving end of racist behavior) with yet another teacher, her high school guidance counselor demands that she see the new school therapist. Having had terrible experiences in the past, she is very skeptical, even with her big brother's words of encouragement. Armed with his support, she walks into the session to find out if anyone at this school could ever understand her.
CONTENT WARNING: racial trauma including verbal/emotional violence and profanity
Directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke, Written by Kyra Jones, Produced by Aimy Tien & Angellic A. Ross, Executive Producers: Tracy Fehrenbach and Nicole St. Jean, Produced by tinheart productions and developed with the Center for Child Trauma Treatment, Assessment, and Service Interventions (CCTASSI)
The JADE films center People of Color and their experiences of trauma and racial trauma. They stress the importance of incorporating and addressing race-based trauma and systemic racism in the therapeutic process. The content and messages of the films were designed to resonate with staff in schools, justice, and child welfare systems. We hope they will provoke discussion and self-reflection and build capacity for the transformation of systems by challenging commonly held perspectives, offering insight and ideas, and inspiring change in policies and practices.
Learn more at: https://www.cctassifilms.org/racial-trauma/